Firm is motivated to help young people's charity

GENEROUS ground working firm Amey has given a charity a huge helping hand with a new extension.

Tuesday, 13th September 2016, 6:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th September 2016, 9:43 am
Amey staff help complete a seven month building project for local charity Motiv8 Gosport

Motiv8, which supports young people across the area, recently raised the money to build an extension at its premises in Toronto Place, Gosport.

But once the work was completed there was no money left to landscape the outside area which was just a muddy wasteland.

That is when Jordan Bollard, who works for the charity, hit upon the idea of approaching his bosses at Amey, which contracts for Hampshire County Council.

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Jordan works evenings supporting young people at the Motiv8 youth clubs in Gosport but his day job is a ground-worker for Amey.

The company’s community programme enables all employees one day’s paid volunteering to support a local charity or community group.

Amey was delighted to help Motiv8, providing free machinery, and Jordan’s co-workers volunteered their labour.

Paul Anderson, account director for Amey, said: ‘We’re delighted to support such a worthwhile organisation as Motiv8, who deliver vital work for the local community.

‘Our community involvement programme enables us to give local charities and community groups help where it is most needed.’

The outside space has now been tarmacked and is a valuable area not just for car parking but more especially for young people to enjoy team games such as basketball.

Motiv8 can now offer improved facilities and reach out to more local young people in need of support.

Services manager Kirsty Cremer said: ‘We are all so grateful that Amey have supported us.

‘There were about 15 of their workers who volunteered to help and it was during some of the hottest days of the year that they were laying the tarmac.

‘Having the area tarmacked means extra space for team-building games but it also looks good and just makes the whole area neat and tidy.’